#81 Irina Brooke on BRCA2

#81 Irina Brooke on BRCA2

Irina Brooke joins me for this podcast episode. She is an patient advocate with the mission of supporting people with BRCA mutations and educating the public on this testing and how it can empower healthcare decisions.

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On This Episode We Discuss…

  • Deciding to pursue genetic testing and results

  • Qualifications for having a strong family history of ovarian, breast and/or prostate cancer

  • The risk of passing on a BRCA mutation to a child

  • Males inheriting gene mutations

  • Genetic counseling process and experience

  • Cancer development risk level for people who have BRCA gene mutations

  • Beyond BRCA, additional gene mutations that increases one’s risk for developing cancer

  • Options for preventing and monitoring cancer

  • Recovering from breast cancer

  • Support systems available

  • Getting involved in the patient advocacy community

  • BRCA community terms (previvor, mutantvivor, etc.)

  • Advice to those with family history of cancer and those who have a BRCA mutation

Check out Irina’s Instagram, Facebook page, and Facebook group for women in the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community with mutations (BRCA etc.). She also shares her journey on her website’s blog.

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